Part 23 - Dunfermline Athletic (H)

Greg Kiltie Makes His 'Debut' 

Bunion could have had a hat trick against Dunfermline at Rugby Park, but his early free kick went wide of the target. As The Pars came more and more into the game, it was Lekovic, still buoyed from his good work against Rangers, was not in the mood to slacken up. Strong fingertips denied Petrie's long range blast.

We took the lead ten minutes into the second half. Colin McKee's excellent cross was heading for Jim McIntyre. But before he could get on the end of it, he was bundled to the ground. Penalty!

Up stepped Paul Wright, and with a ferociousness of a penalty, not seen since Dave McKinnon blasted past Willie Lamont 8 years previously, we went one up.

The Pars levelled thanks to a big punt up the park, with the cross being met by 12' 7" tall Andy Smith who headed home to make it 1-1. Why couldn't he do that for us?!

This time though, we were not to be denied. 

In the dying moments of the game, McIntyre picked out Wright with pinpoint accuracy, as he leaped to head home to secure the win, somewhere in deepest, darkest Irvine, a child was born. The chosen one, to lead us to ultimate victory, over those who would dare stand in our way. 

Happy birthday, Greg Kiltie. See? We were just waiting on you getting here before we started to win again. That win moved us up to 7th, a point of head of Hibs with a game in hand!

If you think that was over-egging it. You should have seen my earlier draft. All about midwives in full baseball catchers gear and arriving in the world like a Paul Wright penalty... (I'm glad you deleted that - Ed.)

Lekovic, MacPherson, Kerr, Anderson, McGowne, Findlay, Mitchell, Reilly, Wright, McIntyre, McKee

Subs: Henry & Burke for Findlay & McKee

Attendance: 5813

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